As some may recall, the Tekken 7 release date was delayed and this was a major mystery for fans. However, the real reason for the delay is now known. Katsuhiro Harada states that reluctance to cut content led to this delay.
The Tekken 7 release date has been the subject of huge speculation for quite some time now. Fans were expecting a launch in early 2017. However, Bandai Namco now confirms that the game will release officially on the 2nd of June, 2017.
The director Harada is now clarifying the reasons behind the delayed Tekken 7 release date. PlayStation Lifestyle reports Harada stating that the company was “trying to do everything we could to make that date happen”.
What Harada Also Said
However, “we came to the decision” of shifting the launch to June. This will help “include all of the original content that we’d originally planned” according to Harada. He also states how the company wishes to avoid past mistakes where things did not work “100% at launch”.
He also talks of not wanting to release a game where it “was missing some content” at the launch. Harada is possibly hinting at Street Fighter V which lacked content at its launch as admitted by Capcom themselves.
Harada is now apologizing for the delay in the release and highlights some major improvements to the game. Shorter loading time is something he stresses on. The Bandai Namco Community Manager Dalton Link also clarifies the reason behind the delay.
What Link Feels
He states that the “console version also contains a full story mode not found in the arcade version”. According to him, “tournament play” is highly essential and the “online tournament features” should perform well. He also talks of taking all “comments, data and observations” from the arcade launch for improving gameplay.
IGN reports that there will be a season pass for the very first time. This will be paired with the game’s Deluxe Edition. There will also be a special Collector’s Edition on offer.